Compare Microsoft Windows Server Update Services vs. SolarWinds Patch Manager

Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is ranked 6th in Patch Management with 5 reviews while SolarWinds Patch Manager is ranked 10th in Patch Management. Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is rated 5.6, while SolarWinds Patch Manager is rated 0. The top reviewer of Microsoft Windows Server Update Services writes "While this product is versatile, the challenges of competing against capable open-source solutions make it less desirable". On the other hand, Microsoft Windows Server Update Services is most compared with GFI LanGuard, whereas SolarWinds Patch Manager is most compared with Ivanti Patch for SCCM, Quest KACE Systems Management and GFI LanGuard.
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The WSUS cost is included in Microsoft Windows, and there are no licensing fees.The integration is included in the Windows Server system, and there are no additional fees.Because it is not open-source, it has to compete with open-source solutions. Relatively it is expensive to open-source.

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Windows Server Update Services, Microsoft WSUS, WSUS, Microsoft Software Update Services, Software Update Services, Microsoft SUS, SUSPatch Manager
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Overview

Windows Server Update Services (WSUS) enables information technology administrators to deploy the latest Microsoft product updates. You can use WSUS to fully manage the distribution of updates that are released through Microsoft Update to computers on your network. This topic provides an overview of this server role and more information about how to deploy and maintain WSUS.

SolarWinds Patch Manager makes it easy to perform 3rd-party patch management across tens of thousands of servers and workstations, and enables you to leverage and extend the capabilities of Microsoft WSUS or SCCM to report, deploy, and manage 3rd-party patches as well as Microsoft patches.

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